Luke Grimes was born in Dayton, OH but made his way to New York City to study acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Grimes was known for his role on the family drama "Brothers & Sisters" (ABC 2006-2011) where he played Ryan Lafferty, the illegitimate son of the late patriarch of the Walker family. Grimes also had a recurring role on "True Blood" (HBO 2008-) as James, Jessica Hamby's (Deborah Ann Woll) love interest. He hit the big screen with his appearance opposite Bruce Willis in the black comedy "Assassination of a High School President" (2008) and again with the action thriller sequel "Taken 2" (2012) opposite Liam Neeson. His big screen breakthrough came with his role as Elliot Grey, Christian Grey's adopted brother, in the film version of the BDSM-themed erotic potboiler "Fifty Shades of Grey" (2014).